South Boston Sea Wall – Boston MA

Description

Works Progress Administration (W.P.A.) workers constructed a sea wall in South Boston, Massachusetts. From a W.P.A. Bulletin:

Designed to hold back destructive water at flood tides, to keep drifting sand from the adjoining roadway and non-bathers from encroaching on the beach area a WPA Sea Wall Project, Columbus Park, South Boston, extends for more than half a mile along the beach.

The status of this structure is unknown to Living New Deal.

Source notes

Works Progress Bulletin, Massachusetts: Aug. 8, 1936 (pg. 2)
https://archive.org/details/worksprogressbul3637unit

Project originally submitted by Evan Kalish on January 10, 2017.

We welcome contributions of additional information on any New Deal project site.

Location Info

Columbus Park
Boston, MA

Location notes: Approx. location

Coordinates: 42.326554, -71.047763

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